Richard Temple Savage in Royal Opera House - at the end of the 1940's

from A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician, page 117:

Peter Gellhorn, Rankl's other assistant, conducted several performances of "Magic Flute" and I was again playing first clarinet. A beautiful and sensitive pianist, he was very knowledgeable and very hard-working; unlike Reggie Goodhall [sic] he had an excellent stick technique but nothing he could do as a conductor was ever right for the Press, perhaps because of his association with Rankl. In spite of this I can say confidently that I have played for many worse performances that those conducted by these two much-maligned men. I think that Peter's true problem stemmed from the fact that, on …   more >>
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Richard Temple Savage, A voice from the Pit: Reminiscences of an Orchestral Musician (Newton Abbot, 1988), p. 117. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430742853885 accessed: 17 June, 2021

location of experience: Royal Opera House

Listeners

Richard Temple Savage
clarinettist music librarian, writer, music librarian, Clarinetist, Writer
1909-

Listening to

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The Magic Flute
written by Mozart, Amadeus Mozart
performed by Covent Garden Opera Company, Peter Gellhorn

Experience Information

Date/Time at the end of the 1940's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by iepearson on Mon, 04 May 2015 13:34:13 +0100
Approved on Sun, 20 Dec 2015 16:02:33 +0000